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CCC Expands Promise Program with New Grant

Contra Costa College was selected to receive a $750,000 grant under the California College Promise Innovation Grant Program. With this grant, CCC will focus on efforts to serve students who graduate from West Contra Costa Schools and John Swett Unified School District, and have plans to pursue a college degree or certificate.

The college will concentrate on three specific areas: an early commitment to college for high school youth, college and career readiness, and a college first year experience for participating students. Initial aspects of the plan will begin in the 2017-18 academic year, with full implementation expected by June 2019.

“This College Promise grant affords us the opportunity to accelerate our collaborative efforts in West County,” said CCC president Mojdeh Mehdizadeh. “We already have well-established plans and partnerships with the Richmond Promise, the West Contra Costa Unified School District, and the John Swett Unified School District. We can now accelerate our efforts to work with our K-12 districts to increase college preparation, access and success for local students.”